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Monday, August 12, 2013

A (very late) signing recap: KIERA CASS IN MANILA!!! + Giveaway

As you all know, we don't really get a lot of signings from international authors, let alone bestsellers, so I was really excited when I found out that Kiera Cass, bestselling author for The Selection series, was coming to Manila last August 3rd for a signing. You know that feeling you get when you know you're going to meet the author of the book you loved reading? THAT.

Oh look! A tower of The Selection / The Elite!

Before the signing we had a chance to ask Kiera some questions, and boy are we nervous. I was. I mean who wouldn't?! My question was: What was your favorite moment in either The Selection/ The Elite?

Her answer was that scene in the garden! If you've read The Selection I'm pretty sure you're familiar with that scene when Maxon and America kissed and it was the most awkward thing that happened when they were just starting to be attracted with each other. I think everyone squealed when we all remembered that scene. Awkward kiss? Typical Maxon!

While we were waiting for Kiera Cass...

What I love the most during signings like this is that I get to meet all my Filipino book blogger friends! It's always a riot when we all hang out and talk about the books we've read and we loved, fangirling over hot fictional boys and just exchanging book recommendations. You just don't know how much I miss these girls:

* Last two photos from Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs *

I was grinning like mad when I had my book signed. She's such a sweetheart!

Kiera was so funny and talkative! I love how she answered each and every question honestly and as thoroughly as she could! She told us she didn't really read the book once it's been printed out she doesn't know exactly what ended up being cut and what made into the book, and she avoids reading it because she might want to correct scenes here and there. She also explained in detail how the world of The Selection works and its caste-like system. Also, this might or might not be a major hint but she left us to ponder if America will end up being the Princess... or not. :)

You think it ended there? Nope.

We had to have the rest of our books signed, so we went to the public signing and BAM! Check out the photo below to get an idea how many people were there. We were all squeezed into a corner waiting for the signing to start and there's more than 600 people crammed in that little space, you wouldn't believe how long the lines were!

Yep, you read that right... more than 600 people. I think it's 642, to be exact. Kiera got a bit teary eyed when she got to the venue and saw how much people there were waiting for her! There was even a girl who cosplayed America wearing the same gown in the cover of The Selection. People were asking to take her picture!

Overall it was a fun, crazy, loud day but it was so, so, so worth it! Me and my signed books are so happy :3

Thank you to this wonderful duo and National Bookstore! You do know that they're bringing 3 YOUNG ADULT BEST SELLING AUTHORS here for a signing this September, right?

I wanted to give away a signed book but I only got 1 copy of both The Selection and The Elite signed and I treasure all my signed books, so... But never fear! I figured I'd give out something The Selection related instead. Check it!

Win a Kindle copy of The Prince: A Selection Novella by Kiera Cass!


Open internationally
Ends 8/30
Must be at least 13 years old to enter


  1. YEAH I was there (hi, Kai). :> I was freaking out (inside) because not only was I excited to see Kiera and have my book signed, it was my first author event EVER. IT WAS A GREAT DAY.

    1. Hi Sab!!! *waves* it was nice seeing new faces during the blogger forum ^^ how did you get an invite? I can't remember if we chatted that much but it was nice to meet you! See you next time ;)

  2. Yesss I was there! Hihi. I'm not sure if you still remember me. I took a picture with you and Lyra. XD I had so much fun especially I got to meet my blogger friends :)

    1. Hello there! I remember you! Yep, I felt like a celebrity for like a minute back then when you asked for a photo. Haha. Nice to see you again here. Thanks for the comment! ;)

  3. I've never been to an author book signing. But I'd love to! It'd be pretty awesome. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. nope. never been to a book signing :( but would love to try :D


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